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Posted: 10/3/2011 2:45:11 PM EST

Medevac - Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan



Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:45:48 PM EST
PTDS and some of its brothers.

I worked on some of the stuff.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:46:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 2:50:31 PM EST by Molotov357]
All seeing eye.

OPSEC
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:47:42 PM EST
Luftschiff FTW!
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:50:28 PM EST
Aliens.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:51:43 PM EST
Today's combat action broadcast brought to you by Goodyear....
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:51:49 PM EST
Aerostat. Been around for years.

Blimps move. Those are fixed to their site with a cable. Its a platform for optics.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:51:54 PM EST
swamp gas
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:52:35 PM EST
Yup they have a pretty cool package
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 2:54:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
Aerostat. Been around for years.

Blimps move. Those are fixed to their site with a cable. Its a platform for optics.




They are pretty badass too......all kinds of cool optics onboard.


2 of them had to be shot down in '04-05 at VBC in Baghdad because they came loose. A Black Hawk clipped one......had to call in Apaches to shoot one down and I think F-15's to shoot the other?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:30:00 PM EST
These bad boys. Used to scan a large sector for enemy activity.
Blimps
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:34:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dace:

Medevac - Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/images/stories/080811menatwar/2011-07-31-055444-2-1000.jpg



GOODBOMB????
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:36:45 PM EST
Kirov reporting...
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:36:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By tyman:
Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
Aerostat. Been around for years.

Blimps move. Those are fixed to their site with a cable. Its a platform for optics.




They are pretty badass too......all kinds of cool optics onboard.


2 of them had to be shot down in '04-05 at VBC in Baghdad because they came loose. A Black Hawk clipped one......had to call in Apaches to shoot one down and I think F-15's to shoot the other?


I watched an Osprey come within a few meters of doing that in Sangin. It was a very moment. I'm sure the pilot had to change his flight suit after that.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:47:46 PM EST
Pic is from the alternate universe...
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:50:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By Molotov357:
All seeing eye.

OPSEC


+1
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:50:24 PM EST
(Waves hand) Blimp, there is not, Move along....
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:50:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 3:51:33 PM EST by 223Sauce]
Swamp gas reflecting off Venus
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:51:28 PM EST
isn't that a helicopter?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:51:47 PM EST
The Ron Paul blimp got lost this year?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:52:32 PM EST
You don't see those "blimps"...

We don't see those blimps.

He can go on his way...

you can go on your way...

Move along...move along...

Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:54:07 PM EST
Aerial surveillance and electronic observation platform is what I thought. I've seen something about them before.

Looks like my first thought was correct after reading some of the posts.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:54:39 PM EST
They should paint them like this..........or better yet just use old retired parade balloons.

Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:56:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By substandard:
Today's combat action broadcast brought to you by Goodyear....


Link Posted: 10/3/2011 3:56:51 PM EST
I was expecting to Roseanne Barr in this thread..........BLIMP
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:09:11 PM EST
They use some along the US/Mexico border too. The last couple years I've been able to see one from my office.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:09:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By I_M_2_SANE:
They should paint them like this..........or better yet just use old retired parade balloons.

http://www.geekalerts.com/u/air-swimmers-shark-rc-blimp.jpg

Better yet


Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:11:02 PM EST
NRO 'Bouyant Possum'



Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:15:42 PM EST
...if it were painted like, say, a pig...
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:16:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
Kirov reporting...
Aegis cruiser moving...

Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:18:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By I_M_2_SANE:
They should paint them like this..........or better yet just use old retired parade balloons.

http://www.geekalerts.com/u/air-swimmers-shark-rc-blimp.jpg


Recycle the ones from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:18:38 PM EST
I remember when a MAJ(don't recall the name right off hand) on Cp Liberty flew his UH60 right through the cable for one of those things. He got a very small paycheck for a while.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:20:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By castiel:
They use some along the US/Mexico border too. The last couple years I've been able to see one from my office.


Nonsense. Our borders are wide open and we don't monitor a damned thing. I read it here, it must be true.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:21:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ciph:

Originally Posted By I_M_2_SANE:
They should paint them like this..........or better yet just use old retired parade balloons.

http://www.geekalerts.com/u/air-swimmers-shark-rc-blimp.jpg

Better yet


Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:22:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By wayniac:
Originally Posted By Ciph:

Originally Posted By I_M_2_SANE:
They should paint them like this..........or better yet just use old retired parade balloons.

http://www.geekalerts.com/u/air-swimmers-shark-rc-blimp.jpg

Better yet




I want one.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:23:42 PM EST
I spent months looking at that damn thing.
At least it didn't stink like the KAF Poo Pond.


Monk
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:24:29 PM EST
That's just Nancy Grace practicing her DWTS routine.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:25:37 PM EST
Armed?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:26:14 PM EST
What blimp?

Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:27:33 PM EST
In other news, the sky in Afghanistan turns out to be the exact same shade of grey used on the internet message board, AR15.com. Scientists speculate that the sky may actually be a shade off, but to many, "Arfcom Grey" seems to be the color of the day. Dace, back to you in the studio...
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:30:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:30:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By MOTO69JOE:
Yup they have a pretty cool package


Package gazer
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:30:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:31:01 PM EST
I wonder...

are there any currently serving Naval Aviator's with a dirigible pilot's badge?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:33:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
Kirov reporting...


RA2 flashback OMG
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:36:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 4:36:33 PM EST by CWO]

Originally Posted By steve2071:
In other news, the sky in Afghanistan turns out to be the exact same shade of grey used on the internet message board, AR15.com. Scientists speculate that the sky may actually be a shade off, but to many, "Arfcom Grey" seems to be the color of the day. Dace, back to you in the studio...

Very spooky.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:36:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
Aerostat. Been around for years.

Blimps move. Those are fixed to their site with a cable. Its a platform for optics.


LMCO even has some with Hellfires.



Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:36:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:38:19 PM EST
in before the abduction story
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:42:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
Kirov reporting...

Bearing set
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 4:43:22 PM EST
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